My eyes your eyes

Photos invoke sadness, love, joy, the past are we trying to run away from, good times, great people and the annoying ones, anticipation, never forgetting lots and lots of dearly departed, making Photography a potpourri of emotions for us all, an emotion in my opinion sometimes worth pursuing. Continue reading My eyes your eyes

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Felabration: Nigeria’s mind blowing back to back celebration

Felabration 2018 themed Overtaking overtake (A Fela song title) doubling also as the 80th posthumous birthday of the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti, (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997) – Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. He has been called “superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend. Felabration has become a phenomenon that grows exponentially and with every year it keeps getting … Continue reading Felabration: Nigeria’s mind blowing back to back celebration

Kuramo- Beauty in the eyes of the beer holder

Something happened to Lagos nightlife in the past decade that many in the rush of their everyday existence have seemingly forgotten. There was a unique way of life for a generation that went through the battering of the 90’ies, suffering from the lack of basic amenities and recovering from the brink of war and crises around the country due to the annulment of a national … Continue reading Kuramo- Beauty in the eyes of the beer holder

Made Kuti, A Dynasty in continuum

Showtime on 29th July 2018. Venue, Central Park New York, a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon. Femi Anikulapo-kuti and The Positive Force were scheduled to play a free open-air concert at the annual Summerstage festival. Fans were excited, including my fiancée and her mom. It was a concert she had been particularly looking forward to as she had seen Femi playing live at the Afrika Shrine … Continue reading Made Kuti, A Dynasty in continuum

Action Plan! Eyes Of A Lagos Boy Photography

Prof Wole Soyinka and Bolaji Alonge at the Eyes of A Lagos Boy Photo Exhibition.

 

A revolution in the Nigerian Photography scene was ignited in 2017. Eyes Of A Lagos Boy (Bolaji Alonge) rolled out some photos taken around the world, underwater, overland and from the skies, triggering a unique kind of Photography in Nigeria.

Of course, Nigeria we can arguably state has some of the best Photographers in the world and the race to Documenting History is on.

The African must be able to tell his/her story. mainly from the African eye using Photography and history not just for those here and around today but with the ultimate aim of reaching out to generations unborn.

A people with the knowledge of their own HISTORY are proud people. Africa is contributing its part in the Information Highway and with the internet at our disposal, there’s never a better time to do so.

The Eyes of A Lagos Boy Photo Exhibition held at Freedom Park, Lagos (A formal Colonial Prison from the 19th century) created quite a buzz, drawing people from all walks of life, Students, photographers, Captain of Industries, Members of the Diplomatic Corp and Africa’s first Nobel Laureate (Literature) Emeritus Prof. Wole Soyinka.

The photos in the following were exhibited to the excitement of the public and the response positive, leading to sales of T- Shirts and a popular call for another Exhibition talking about the Nigerian experience

These Photos were on sale and almost all flew off the walls by the end of the Photo Exhibition.

They are still on sale and you can get yours.

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Beautiful disaster (A visit to the coastal villages of Epe Lagos, Nigeria)

Lagos state, a vast expanse of lagoon, creeks and estuaries with substantial coastal terrain cannot fail to be both a place of interest and enigma. The coastal terrain is Kerala, Amazon and some deep rainforests in South East Asia combined. Continue reading Beautiful disaster (A visit to the coastal villages of Epe Lagos, Nigeria)

Black Blood – A Poem By Matthew Blaise

A white man once asked me: why are you black? I shrugged, hid the detest of the hate he spat under my unceasing laughter, stood still, and sent my eyeballs into his eyes so even when he shuts them he could still see me. I answered: My melanin filled skin comes with an unfathomed stubbornness, that whenever I bathe the surface with bleached oil, I … Continue reading Black Blood – A Poem By Matthew Blaise